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Current Affairs Match Point PDF-April 2017

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1st April 2017
Power bill subsidy to consumers to be paid by  – Bihar Government

Namami Brahmaputra Festival inaugurated by – Pranab Mukherjee

800 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant in Karnataka commissioned
by – BHEL

2nd April 2017
Second Annual Meeting of New Development Bank begins in – New

World Autism Awareness Day 2017 observed globally on – 2nd April

3rd April 2017
PowerTex India scheme for powerloom sector launched by – Textiles

India’s longest Chenani-Nashri tunnel inaugurated by – PM Narendra

Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal to secure – 2017 Miami Open
Men’s Singles title

2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize awarded to –
Dawit Isaak

Indian Foreign service officer appointed as – New Consul General
of Dubai

Signing of new Air Services Agreement between India and Serbia approved by – Union Cabinet

4th April 2017
Fungus that eats plastic discovered by – Scientists

International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2017 observed on – 4th April 2017

Who has been appointed as first woman head of Gujarat’s police force?- Geetha Johri

Terror attack at metro system of – Russia

Ban on polyethene manufactured below 50 microns by – J&K Govt.

Brayan Jimenez, former President of Guatemalan Football Association, banned for life by

5th April 2017
Twitter’s head of Asia-Pacific-

The youngest person to address Canadian Parliament – Malala

6th April 2017
INS Shardul for surveillance in the Indian Ocean deployed by –
Indian Navy

Foundation stone of Multi-modal terminal on River Ganga in
Jharkhand laid by – PMNarendra Modi

First Air services agreement between India and Georgia approved by
– Union Cabinet

Shunglu panel points out gross abuse of power by – AAP government

Who has been appointed as Chairman of NASSCOM for 2017-18 ? –
Raman Roy

South Korea test-fires ballistic missile that can hit – Any part
of N Korea

Bitcoin as currency is officially recognized by – Japan

National Maritime Day observed in India on – 5th April

Tree-living crab species, Kani maranjandu found in – Kerala

Five agreements with Bangladesh including Audio Visual
Co-Production approved by – Union Cabinet

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace observed on –
6th April

Which cricketer named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016 ? – Virat Kohli

7th April 2017
Appointment of Foreign Coaches in Athletics approved by – Sports
Minister Vijay Goel

World Health Day observed – On 7th April 2017

Misbah-ul-Haq announces international retirement after – West
Indies series

PV Sindhu reaches best World No.2 ranking in – Badminton World
Federation (BWF) rankings

The Yojana to provide subsidised food to the poor launched by – MP

8th April 2017
40-year-old North Koel Irrigation project revived by – Union

Youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace – Malala

Study on smoking shows – one in 10 deaths worldwide

Atmosphere around Earth detected by -Scientists

Over USD 2 billion defense deals signed between – India and Israel

3-day National Children’s Film Festival inaugurated by – Venkaiah

9th April 2017
Supreme Court seeks reply from how many states to ban cow vigilantes – 6 states

Which part of India will get DNA bank for wildlife – Uttar Pradesh
( North India )

10th April 2017
Who has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to Germany ? – Mukta
Dutta Tomar

Possible Venus twin discovered by – Astronomers

First non-white judge at London Court – Anuja Ravindra Dhir of

Large asteroid 2014 JO25 to fly past Earth on – 19th April

India’s rank in Travel and Tourism Competitive Index of World Economic Forum – 40

2016 ACM A M Turing Award won by – Tim Berners-Lee

11th April 2017
Colson Whitehead’s “Underground Railroad” wins – Pulitzer

Who has been designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace ? –
Malala Yousafzai

Two day Convention on World Homoeopathy Day concludes in – India

New acquistion of Flipkart to fight Amazon –   eBay India

Six agreements including cooperation in civil aviation security signed between – India-Australia

Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death in – Pakistan

Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 bill passed by – Lok

12th April 2017

Death Penalty Report 2016 released by – Amnesty International

Aditya Birla Nuvo merging with – Grasim Industries

PAN and TAN issuance within 1 day by – CBDT

Age limit for UPPSC exams for those who appeared in 2013 increased by – UP Government

13th April 2017
Russia rejects UN resolution condemning – Syria chemical attack

Achim Steiner as new administrator of UNDP named by – UN chief

President Pranab Mukherjee gives – Padma awards to eminent

MoU between India and Russia for cooperation in Science &
Technology notified by – Union Cabinet

Listing of 11 CPSEs on stock exchanges approved by – CCEA

14th April 2017
President Pranab Mukherjee gives approval – to four GST related

Mother of All Bombs dropped by US on ISIS Caves in – Afghanistan

Mukulita Vijayawargiya takes charge as – Full Time Member of IBBI

BHIM-Aadhaar Pay app launched by – PM Narendra Modi

126th Birth Anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar observed nationwide on – 14th April 2017

15th April 2017

Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal buys- 11.4% of miner Anglo

Cab safety measures for women included in – New Taxi Policy

16th April 2017
WHO Study : Two billion people drinking contaminated water
17th April 2017
Who won Singapore Open Super Series – Sai Praneeth

Name of hijacked Indian Ship which was released – Al-Kausar

Who won Bahrain Grand Prix 2017 – Sebastian Vettel

Robert Taylor passed away, he was great name in the field of –
Internet and Networking

Who won Asian Billiards Championship – Pankaj Advani

Name of oldest person who passed away at the age of 117 – Emma

18th April 2017
RUSA web portal and Mobile App launched by – Union Minister
Prakash Javadekar

World Heritage Day observed on – 18th April 2017

Which subject will be introduced in IIT Kharagpur – Vastu Shastra

Vijay Mallya was arrested by – Scotland Yard

Projects related to SAUNI Yojana at Botad launched by – Prime
Minister Narendra Modi

Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Girish Chandra Saxena died on –
14th April 2017

19th April 2017
Historian A V Narasimha Murthy honoured with – Gururaja Bhat Award

Palladium Cinema site in Srinagar to be developed as – Heritage

India’s first visually impaired runner to complete Boston Marathon
– Sagar Baheti

Gorakhpur and Agra Airports renamed by – UP Government

International Yoga Day with special commemorative stamps celebrated by – UN

India’s most-valued Public Sector Company  becomes – SBI

First Made in India industrial robot – BRABO unveiled

20th April 2017
Tripura, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu chosen for – Krishi
Karman Awards 2015-16

E-auction of Taj Mansingh Hotel in Delhi approved by – Supreme

USD 250000 to United Nations election assistance programme contributed by – India

Civil Services Day function inaugurated by – Rajnath Singh

United Nations Chinese Day 2017 observed on – 20th April 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate – UN Vesak Day in Sri

21st April 2017
India inked MoU with which country for defence shipbuilding –
South Korea

Who won UNESCO Peace Prize – Italian mayor Giuseppina Nicolini

E-auction of which hotel in Delhi was approved by Supreme Court –
Taj Mansingh Hotel

Name of first female MBBS doctor from Indore who was presented
with Padma Shri – Bhakti Yadav

Which type of sports will be played as a medal event in 2022 Asian Games – E-Sports

22nd April 2017
India won elections in – Two UN subsidiary bodies

Where was first India-Indonesia Energy Forum held – Jakarta

When was International Mother Earth Day 2017 observed – 22nd April 2017

23rd April 2017

English Language Day observed on – 23rd April

World Book and Copyright Day 2017 observed on – 23rd April

24th April 2017
Kailash Satyarthi honoured with – P C Chandra Puraskaar 2017

Who won Monte Carlo Masters Men’s Singles title – Rafael Nadal

Who won Monte-Carlo Masters Men’s Doubles title – Rohan Bopanna
and Pablo Cuevas

Saudi Arabia King’s son Prince Khaled appointed as – US Envoy

Gwadar port of Pakistan leased for 40 years to – China Overseas
Port Holding Company

Who has been appointed as new DGP of Uttar Pradesh – Sulkhan Singh

Which film won Best Film prize at Hong Kong Film Festival – Newton

25th April 2017
World’s fifth largest military spender – India

Ghantasala national award bagged by – Vani Jairam

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi taking part in WHO – malaria vaccine pilot

Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2017 received by – Aamir Khan

Legendary filmmaker Kasinathuni Viswanath wins – Dadasaheb Phalke
Award 2016

Cuba and Morocco re-establish diplomatic ties after – 37 years

26th April 2017
NASA launches Super Pressure Balloon launched by – NASA from New Zealand

China’s first home-built aircraft carrier hit water on – 26th
April 2017

Union Government takes 10 new Swachh Iconic Places under – Swachh
Bharat Mission

India and Sri Lanka sign MoU – on Economic Cooperation

Manpreet Kaur wins shot put gold at – Asian Grand Prix Athletics

World Intellectual Property Day 2017 observed globally on – 26th
April 2017

27th April 2017
Puducherry farmers to get – free

MSEFC Portal and MyMSME Mobile App launched by – Union Government

UAE’s first solar-powered gas station opens in – Dubai

Iceball’ Planet discovered through – Microlensing

28th April 2017
Poet Sankha Ghosh awarded with – Jnanpith Award by president

First country to ban metals mining – El Salvador

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed globally on –
28th April 2017

First Indian city to win Pierre L’Enfant Awards-2017 – Bhubaneswar

BS Sandhu appointed as state’s DGP – Haryana Government

World Immunization Week 2017 observed – globally


29th April 2017
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2017
observed on – 29th April

ISRO launching 5 satellites to improve – India’s communication

30th April 2017
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2017 observed on – 29th April 2017

23 volumes of Basavanna’s Vachana were released by PM Narendra Modi on birth anniversary of –
12th century social reformer Basavanna

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